Da jia hao!
Warmest wishes to you all in the Year of the Sheep. Chinese New Year is a special time for people around the world and I am very pleased to be visiting China soon.
During my visit, I'll launch the Great Festival of Creativity which marks the start of a year of cultural exchange between our two countries.
China has a long and distinguished cultural heritage, and I am proud to say that we in Britain have a well-learned reputation for innovation.
Together, the United Kingdom and China have much to celebrate about our cultural relationship — what we have in common and what we can learn from one another.
As you celebrate New Year with family and friends, I send good wishes from my family to yours. Zhu ni men chun jie kuai le, yang nian da ji (I wish you a happy Chinese New Year and good luck in the Year of the Sheep).